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Narrabri and District Soldiers' Memorial

Narrabri and District Soldiers' Memorial
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Narrabri and District Soldiers' Memorial
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Close-up of roll 2 attached to the Narrabri and District Soldiers' Memorial
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Close-up of roll 1 attached to the Narrabri and District Soldiers' Memorial
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History plaque attached to Narrabri and District Soldiers' Memorial
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Narrabri District Soldiers' Memorial Executive Committee plaque attached to the Narrabri and District Soldiers' Memorial
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Archival image of Narrabri and District Soldiers' Memorial, date unknown. Provided by Narrabri Shire Council.
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Description / Background

The memorial is yellow-brick clock tower, which was constructed by the Narrabri Rotary Club in 1978 and handed over to the local council in 1980. It contains the original war memorial clock and stone honour rolls for the First World War from the original clock tower, which were constructed for the Narrabri Town Hall in 1930.

The two rolls commemorate 58 veterans and were made by prominent stonemason M.W. Hardy of Narrabri. The rolls were once located at the Narrabri Memorial Pool.

There is also a plaque detailing the history of the clock tower and one listing members of the Narrabri District Soldiers' Memorial Executive Committee.

Note: On the honour roll, C Illingworth is spelt as C Illingsworth.

Inscription

Roll 1

NARRABRI DISTRICT SOLDIERS MEMORIAL
The Clock Tower on this building was erected by the people of the Narrabri District to perpetuate the names of the men who fell in the Great War 1914–1919
[Names A–M]
Their names live forever

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NARRABRI DISTRICT SOLDIERS MEMORIAL
The Clock Tower on this building was erected by the people of the Narrabri District to perpetuate the names of the men who fell in the Great War 1914–1919
[Names M–Z]
Their names live forever

History plaque

THE NARRABRI AND DISTRICT SOLDIERS' MEMORIAL
In 1926 citizens formed a committee to establish a perpetual monument in memory of the district soldiers killed in the Great War of 1914–1918. to show their personal respect, only private donations given voluntarily were accepted for funding.

The chosen memorial was for this clock to be on a 10 metre stone column on Doyle and Maitland Streets, but due to costs, permission was sought and given to erect the clock tower memorial on the Town Hall. It was unveiled there in 1930 and handed debt free, to the Narrabri Municipal Council to hold in perpetual trust.

In 1969 the Town Hall was declared unsafe and demolished in 1970. In 1980 the clock was re-instated on this tower which was provided by the Rotary Club of Narrabri as a community service and to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Rotary International.

HG King of Narrabri supplied this electrically operated clock which was at that time a new technology. MW Hardy of Narrabri prepared the memorial roll tablets and AJ Hulbert of Narrabri built the original tower onto the Town Hall.

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Veterans listed on this memorial

Last held rank Given name Family name Conflict/s Service No. Service Campaign Read more
R W Allen World War 1 view
A Bradley World War 1 view
V Brown World War 1 view
W A Brown World War 1 view
W Buckman World War 1 view
L A Cameron World War 1 view
G Carter World War 1 view
J W Catterall World War 1 view
T Clear World War 1 view
C Davis World War 1 view

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Address
Cnr Tibbereena and Doyle Streets
Narrabri NSW 2390
Local Government Area
Narrabri Shire
Setting
Roadside
Location status
Moved/altered
Memorial type
Clock/clock tower/sundial
Recorded by
Narrabri Shire Council
Year of construction
1978
Conflict/s
First World War, 1914–18
Materials
Brick